- Tough yet lightweight Kinesium tubeset with tapered machined headtube.
- 31.8mm seat tube for 27.2mm seat post (will add a bit of compliancy).
- Colour matched Full carbon tapered Tripster AT fork with 12mm thru axle.
- Disc mount – Inboard Shimano Flat-mount on frame. Rotor size is 140mm (160mm compatible).
- Seat stay mounts for mudguards and pannier racks. Bridges on chain stay and seat stay for fender mounting, runs 40mm tyres with full mudguards for clean winter riding!
- Beyond gravel capability with 700c x 45mm tyre clearance with supplied fork and up to 52mm clearance on the frame.
- 3 x bottle boss mounts for extra carrying capacity or storing a tool keg.
- Optimum hydration system – moveable down-tube bottle cage mounting to allow for full bottle carry capacity even with a frame bag.
- Rear 142 x 12mm Thru-axle (included), new 12mm E-thru drop out hanger. Shimano direct mount hanger optional.
- Internal cable routing for mechanical and electronic gear systems.
- BSA threaded BB for real world low maintenance riding.
- FSA Taper headset included, Kinesis seat clamp.
COLOURS: Arran Blue or Seeon Yellow.
SIZING & WEIGHTS: (Centre/Top) 48cm = 1.77kg | 51cm = 1.8kg | 54cm = 184kg | 55.5cm = 1.89kg | 57cm = (tbc) | 60cm = 1.96kg | 63cm = 1.99kg
FORK WEIGHT: Kinesis Tripster Disc Thru Axle Fork – 534g with axle and 463g with out.
FRAMESET INCLUDES: Kinesis Tripster Thru Axle Disc Fork (full carbon), headset, Seat clamp, cable port hardware.
Detailed by Mike Hall.
Mike was more than just a team rider for Kinesis UK. They supported his bike adventures and journeys all over the globe. This collaboration helped them to improve the Kinesis adventure range with his insight and feedback.
Last Autumn, following Mike’s return from the Transcontinental Race, he dropped into the Kinesis UK office and chanced upon a very early prototype of what would become Tripster AT. The plan for this frame was to add a value packed adventure bike to the Tripster range. The key to this was “All Year, All Terrain, All Fun.”
Mike got very excited when he saw the first sample and helped Kinesis make a few tweaks, such as the third bottle cage mount on the down tube to give increased bottle access even with a frame bag. Another key point Mike made was a flattened edge on the top tube to stabilise a filled frame bag.
Kinesis introduced Mike to their designer Matt Gray and they had many detailed conversations. Mike put across his ideas and a few of his own drawings, such as camouflaging the bag straps so frame still look good with and without bags, and considering where bags may go in conjunction with the graphics – making sure they won’t be covered up.
Mike was very keen on the metallic Blue/Grey paint code that Matt showed him over FaceTime. He wanted something smart and subtle which fitted with his Transcontinental brand and Arran Blue was perfect. The ultra-bright Seeon Yellow colour came from a conversation between Rory, Bruce and Mike they wanted to offer something outrageously bright and stand out on hillsides and roads. Mike would have been excited to see the production colour. Kinesis had so much in the pipeline working with Mike, it’s a massive shame that it got cut short.